The START program offers financial incentives to small and medium sized enterprises to help you hire Nova Scotians who need work experience.


Organizations- any small or medium sized organization that is located in Nova Scotia AND whose employees work in the province

Individuals- must be Nova Scotia residents and unemployed.  They must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents legally entitled to work in Canada OR be an international graduate (additional criteria may apply).

How to Apply

Organization applications can be submitted online using the LaMPSs system.  To register for LaMPSS call 1-877-223-0888.

Individuals will need to work with a Case Manager at a Careers Nova Scotia Centres

Contact Information

Labour and Advanced Education
Brunswick Place,
2021 Brunswick St.
Halifax, NS B3J 2S9

Toll free: 1-877-223-0888


START Supplemental Information Form